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Young Winston

Country: UK

Genre: Biography



A lavish rendering of Winston Churchill's early life, showing the complex family relationships which would form the personality of the future world-famous statesman. The first part of the film covers Churchill's unhappy schooldays, up to the death of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill. The second half covers his service as a cavalry officer in India and the Sudan (during which he takes part in the cavalry charge at Omdurman), his experiences as a war correspondent in the Second Boer War, and his election to Parliament at the tender age of 26.


  • Based on the 1930 autobiographical work "My Early Life", by the British statesman and writer Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
  • Winner of the award for Best English-Language Foreign Film at the 1973 Golden Globes
  • The Profile picture on this page shows the three actors who play Winston Churchill in this film - Simon Ward (left), Michael Audreson (centre) and Russell Lewis (right).

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  • Simon Ward
    (Young Winston)
  • Michael Audreson
    (Winston, Age 13)
  • Russell Lewis
    (Winston, Age 7)
  • Robert Shaw
    (Lord Randolph Churchill)
  • Anne Bancroft
    (Lady Jennie Churchill)
  • Jack Hawkins
    (James Welldon)
  • Ian Holm
    (George Earle Buckle)
  • Anthony Hopkins
    (David Lloyd George)
  • John Mills
    (General Kitchener)

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